genome map

genome map

a graphic representation of the locations of genes in a genome. The human genome map, completed in 1996, locates 5264 markers for genes and has led to the discovery of 223 genes linked to more than 200 diseases. The mouse genome map locates 7377 markers on 20 chromosomes.

ge·nome map

(jē'nōm map)
A representation, usually in graphic form, of the entire composition of the DNA of a given genus and species.
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Qatar Genome Programme is an initiative that aims to use the latest DNA sequencing technology to establish a genome map of the local population.
Igor Sharakhov, an associate professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences said that the physical genome map developed in this study will guide efforts to significantly improve the genome assembly for the yellow fever mosquito and will facilitate more advanced studies of the genome organization and chromosome evolution in mosquitoes.
The generation of disease-specific epigenome maps will provide complementary and crucial information to the already well-established genome map," he said.
It sounds like the perfect solution to a difficult problem, but it would not have been possible without the human genome map.
The genome map and sequence can now be used to discover how genes are turned on and off, and where there are mutations that lead to genetic diseases.
Of the clones that displayed more than two hits (2,453 clones) in the same chromosome, ones with high E-values in both end sequences were selected for inclusion in the construction of the genome map.
modern biotechnology, and the human genome map is clearly explained, with sidebars and photos supporting the text.
These markers allow him to integrate the genetic map with the physical genome map that Quiniou has produced.
A genome map of Texas bluegrass would also attenuate the sparsity of molecular information available for marker-assisted breeding efforts in perennial forage and turf grasses.
There are more than 250 genetic diseases that afflict cats, and the genome map may lead to prevention and treatment of diseases such as feline leukemia.
Also missing from the human genome map is intermediate detail.
Scientists will create a sequence-ready bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) map and anchor it to the human genome map by reference points called comparatively anchored sequence tagged sites, or CASTS.